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    Re: Obama to propose $1.5 trillion in new tax revenue

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    We are paying LESS than any other first world country as a percentage of our GDP. Less total than the EU, less per person than most first world countries, and people are still dying for want of a few pennies who have no way out of it on their own. How is that "enough"? What are you basing your determination of "enough" on?
    Not true. That's based only on what the government does. We far, far, far and away give more as individuals than any other country. We prefer to do it ourself as opposed to have the government do it and in that, we far exceed other countries.

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    Re: Obama to propose $1.5 trillion in new tax revenue

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    Definitely it is tough to reach people in some situations. That's just part of the cost. But the cost is still ridiculously low even given that.
    Educate yourself and then tell me how much of our aid gets to the people?

    http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/156214.pdf

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    Re: Obama to propose $1.5 trillion in new tax revenue

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    I wonder just how much of our foreign aid actually gets to the people who can't afford the cost of a cup of coffee?
    ..i'd wager, very little.
    our foreign aid goes to government agencies and some NGO's....not directly to the people who need it most.

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    Re: Obama to propose $1.5 trillion in new tax revenue

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    why don't they pay income taxes?
    write-offs and tax credits exceed their overall tax burden.

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    Re: Obama to propose $1.5 trillion in new tax revenue

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    why don't they pay income taxes?
    because they are slackers mainly

    but its also due to an idiotic progressive tax code

    we need either a consumption tax or flat tax so the slackers cannot constantly vote up the taxes on others



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    Re: Obama to propose $1.5 trillion in new tax revenue

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    So what? Our lower percentage amounts to a higher dollar amount something apparently you cannot understand.
    Pay freaking attention or I'm going to stop wasting my time on you. It's insulting and a waste of my time when you continually don't read what I post, yet you reply anyways. Again:

    We pay less total than the EU and less per person than most first world countries. Total dollar amounts. Less.

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    So in your world 45 BILLION Dollars is spent on embassies and foreign diplomats? Prove that internatonal aid isn't foreign aid. I gave you the budget of the U.S. with line times. Where does foreign aid fit in?
    Kiddo, it's your claim. You said "international affairs", not aid...

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    Re: Obama to propose $1.5 trillion in new tax revenue

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    Pay freaking attention or I'm going to stop wasting my time on you. It's insulting and a waste of my time when you continually don't read what I post, yet you reply anyways. Again:

    We pay less total than the EU and less per person than most first world countries. Total dollar amounts. Less.



    Kiddo, it's your claim. You said "international affairs", not aid...
    I gave you the link, get someone to help you read it?

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    Re: Obama to propose $1.5 trillion in new tax revenue

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    because they are slackers mainly...
    oh, so they take advantage of loopholes in the tax code to avoid paying lots of taxes?

    that's makes them Republicans, not slackers.

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    Re: Obama to propose $1.5 trillion in new tax revenue

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Not true. That's based only on what the government does. We far, far, far and away give more as individuals than any other country. We prefer to do it ourself as opposed to have the government do it and in that, we far exceed other countries.
    Unfortunately private donations are pretty much irrelevant. We do give slightly more than most other countries in private donations, but it's a drop in the bucket compared to the numbers nations give. I looked it up before and it didn't even take us up to 0.14% of our GDP total.

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    Re: Obama to propose $1.5 trillion in new tax revenue

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    Definitely it is tough to reach people in some situations. That's just part of the cost. But the cost is still ridiculously low even given that.
    and ridiculously high given that a lot of it ends up in the pockets of dictators.
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